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Torrian Gray leaves Redskins for Florida

January 22, 2019

The Redskins have lost another member of their coaching staff.

Defensive backscoach Torrian Gray left the team to take the same job at the University of Flordia, a source confirmed. Gray is the third coach to leave this offseason as special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica left for the Atlanta Falcons and outside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti joined the Green Bay Packers.

Coincidentally, Gray coached at Florida before joining the Redskins in 2017. The 44-year-old spent two seasons with the Redskins.

Welcome back to #DBU @togray14! Excited to have you and your family in Gainesville! pic.twitter.com/BZ2vCyTU3y Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) January 21, 2019

Gray’s departure doesn’t come particularly as a surprise. The Redskins have explored making changes to their coaching staff, including on the defensive side of the ball.

The Redskins were reportedly interested in Todd Bowles, Steve Wilks and Gregg Manusky, though all three landed as defensive coordinators for other teams. Washington plans on keeping defensive coordinator Greg Manusky for 2019.

Washington hasn’t filled the vacancies left by Gray and Olivadotti, but the team hired Nate Kaczor to be special teams coordinator over the weekend.

Kaczor is coming off a three-season stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

ESPN first reported the news. Florida coach Dan Mullen also tweeted out Gray was joining the Gators.

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